Colors of Saudi exhibition gets ready to roll

The seventh Colors of Saudi Arabia Forum will open on Dec. 12 at Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 24 October 2018
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Colors of Saudi exhibition gets ready to roll

  • The annual forum aims to boost the role of photography in promoting tourism in the Kingdom

RIYADH: The seventh Colors of Saudi Arabia Forum, the largest event in the Kingdom for photography and short films on tourism, culture and heritage, will open on Dec. 12 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The annual forum aims to boost the role of photography in promoting tourism in the Kingdom.
A photography competition — the largest in the Arab world — offers SR740,000 in prize money. The categories are cultural heritage, Saudi Arabia from the skies, the Kingdom’s nature and landscape, KSA today, smartphones and the audience’s favorite.
The competition for tourism films, with prizes of SR550,000, includes seven categories: short films, cultural and heritage films, natural history films, Saudi movies today, tourism films, business films, and the audience award.


Saudi Arabia renovates Al-Jouf General Hospital in Yemen

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Saudi Arabia renovates Al-Jouf General Hospital in Yemen

JEDDAH: The Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen on Wednesday inaugurated a project to renovate and equip Al-Jouf General Hospital.
The project has installed seven clinics, emergency and hypnotherapy sections, and provided medical equipment to serve 12 departments. The hospital can now receive 18,000 people per month.
Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen, said the Kingdom is actively supporting Yemen through development projects, providing more than $13 billion to that end.
Al-Jouf Gov. Amin Ali Al-Okimi praised Saudi Arabia’s support for the hospital, which he said is the only government institution serving the governorate’s people. The hospital treated more than 109,000 people last year, he added.
In the past two months, the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen announced major medical projects in various governorates.
They include the opening of Siyoun Hospital in Hadramout, the renovation of Al-Ghaydah Hospital in Al-Mahrah, and the completion of the King Salman Educational and Medical City in Al-Mahrah.
King Salman has ordered the planning and establishment of centers to treat chronic diseases in all Yemeni governorates.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Saudi Arabia established hospitals in the Yemeni governorates of Hajjah and Saada, which have been receiving $10 million annually since their establishment.
In 2013, Saudi Arabia began constructing the King Abdullah Medical Center in Sanaa, which was suspended due to the coup by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in 2014.